6 people killed, burnt alive in Khutsong but no arrests

No arrests have been made following the killing of six people in Khutsong near Carletonville, Gauteng police said on Wednesday.

“No arrest has been made. Investigations are continuing,” said Captain Jabulani Kundethe.

He said no violence was reported since Monday.… Read the rest

Deconstructing the Boerehaat outburst

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We have a unique English population in South Africa. On the one hand, they are the most politically radical. On the other, some are partially Afrikanerised and … Read the rest

Nursing sisters send baby to sangoma

Two nursing sisters at a rural health clinic in KwaZulu-Natal allegedly referred a sick 5-month-old baby to a sangoma, a health official said on Friday.

The two nurses at the clinic near Dundee were being investigated, said Dundee provincial hospital … Read the rest

Witchdoctor who cooked farmer’s testicles declared a mental patient

A Lesotho sangoma who was found cooking the genitals of a farmer he had murdered, has been declared a State President’s patient by the Free State High Court, Beeld reported on Thursday.

Under the Mental Health Act, he could be … Read the rest

Sick note from witchdocter is valid, South African Labour Court finds

A woman who was “badly tormented by her ancestors” had to be reinstated in her post, even if she took a month’s leave without her employer’s permission, the Labour Appeal Court has ruled.

 

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Man arrested with genitals in his wallet

An Eastern Cape man caught with his teenage nephew’s private parts in his wallet has been arrested, police say.

The 18-year-old went missing in Thebe Locality, Nqobo, on Sunday, said Colonel Mzukisi Fatyela.

“… On Wednesday the community found his … Read the rest

Terror of the gay dwarfish African incubus

by Dan Roodt

To most people outside South Africa in developed countries, our life here must seem bizarre. After all, nowhere in Europe or the United States would you drive your children to school and see that the country’s largest … Read the rest